But what I want to highlight is that instead of thinking that if not this then I have a great alternative, many a times in life it is important to say- this is it!!
In the Vedic culture, it is called Sankalp (also written as Sankalpa). It is a kind of un-bending, un-wavering decision that you make. For e.g. you can make a Sankalp or Sankalpa which is a firm Resolve in your mind and heart- “from today on, I will not eat meat.” Now does that mean you will miraculously stop and never eat a meat dish ever again in your life! No…
Our tongue has such a strong karma attached with it, that it is very possible that you will feel drawn to eating meat dishes, particularly those dishes that you enjoyed a lot and where you have fond memories of eating them with your special friends and dear family!
Since those issues had been stopping you from accomplishing what you wanted, once you address them, remove them then it clears the way for you to reach your goal. You want the moon, then just go for the moon. Make a Sankalp and then do the needed actions and activities that will take you to the moon. Don’t weaken your resolve by thinking that it is okay to settle with the stars.
See what I mean?